Elsie Mittens by Louisa Harding
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Elsie Mittens

November 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in St st on middle sized needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
330 yards (302 m)

Pattern description from Knitting Little Luxuries: “These basic mittens are knitted flat and seamed afterwards, making them the ideal canvas for adding embroidered embellishment. The luxurious yarns used for this pattern - a silk and wool blend for the striped mittens and a beautifully soft angora for the embroidered mittens - will keep fingers toasty all winter.”

Finished Size: 6.75” (17cm) circumference measured above the thumb.

Yarn: DK weight (#3 Light).

  • Striped Mittens: Louisa Harding Grace (50% merino wool, 50% silk; 110 yd 101 m/50 g): #3 dove (gray), #5 olive, and #4 rose, 1 ball each.
  • Embellished Mittens: Louisa Harding Kimono Angora Pure (70% angora, 25% wool, 5% nylon; 125 yd 114 m/25 g): #1 rice (tan), 2 balls; and Louisa Harding Thalia (52% polyamid, 24% acrylic, 12% mohair, 6% wool, 6% metallic; 93 yd 85 m/50 g): #1 natural (brown/gray multi), 1 hank.

Needles: U.S. size 3 (3.25 mm), U.S. size 6 (4 mm), and U.S. size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle

Yarn and yardage given above is for the striped version.

Pattern also includes an embellished version, which calls for 250 yards of Louisa Harding Kimono Angora Pure and 93 yards of Louisa Harding Thalia.